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16 May 2008

Quest for a malaria vaccine: ‘The elements are in place’

The director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative is optimistic but says there is still a long way to go.
Source: TropIKA

30 Apr 2008

Biomarkers for Clinical and Incipient Tuberculosis: Performance in a TB-Endemic Country

A study in India has identified biomarkers which could be the basis of such a test and would be suitable for both HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected TB patients.
Source: PLoS ONE
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28 Mar 2008

Building a pipeline for the drugs of the future

In a TropIKA interview, Dr Bernard Pecoul, Executive Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative looks forward to what can be achieved using the DNDI model.
Source: TropIKA

23 Jan 2008

Genomics And Proteomics: Towards New Targets In Schistosome Research

The first years of the 21st century have seen quite remarkable advances in our knowledge of the schistosome genome and the application of new technologies such as microarrays and proteomics to exploit the accumulating information.
Source: WHO/TDR
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23 Nov 2007

'Open source' approach urged for TB drug design effort

An eminent Indian researcher has proposed using an 'open source' approach to TB drug design, in the spirit of the human genome project.

20 Nov 2007

Scientists Decode Genomes of Diverse TB Isolates

Work of South Africa-US Research Team Gives First Look at Genome of XDR TB;Initial Analysis Highlights Small Number of DNA Differences Among Drug-resistant and -sensitive Microbes
Source: HSPH

8 Nov 2007

South African scientists crack drug-resistant TB code

South African scientists have sequenced the entire genome of a strain of extremely drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (XDR-TB).

10 Sep 2007

Cape Town lab to tackle infectious disease in Africa

An international research laboratory set up to investigate health issues facing Africa, in particular infectious diseases, opens in South Africa today (10 September).

26 Jul 2007

Scientists find potential schistosoma drug target

Chinese scientists have identified a group of proteins that may help the schistosomiasis parasite survive host attacks.

24 Jul 2007

Gaps in HIV/TB research spell 'catastrophe'

Experts have warned of an impending catastrophe if critical gaps in the research and management of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are not urgently closed.

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